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REVIEW ARTICLE

Breastfeeding: Nature\'s Safety Net

Manisha Agarwal, S Ghousia, Sapna Konde, Sunil Raj

Keywords : Breastfeeding, Anticipatory guidance, Orofacial growth and development

Citation Information : Agarwal M, Ghousia S, Konde S, Raj S. Breastfeeding: Nature\'s Safety Net. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012; 5 (1):49-53.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1133

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Breastfeeding is a natural safety-net for the first few months in order to give the child a fairer start to life. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes the distinct nutritional advantages of human milk for infants and endorsed the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on the promotion of breastfeeding. It therefore calls for increase in need to negotiate the roles and responsibilities of pediatric dentists to eliminate the existing gaps in preventive care and anticipatory guidance. The objective of this evidence-based review is to explore the beneficial roles of breastfeeding in orofacial growth and development and endorse the same through anticipatory guidance.


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